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Who can be against you? Deny the adverse

“If God be for you, who can be against you?” Romans 8:31

There is a law in nature (the universe), when applied brings immense results and joy; deny the adverse. It might sound crazy, but it is a fact. Begin now by denying the adverse things that are crowding in around you, while replacing it with affirmations of God, His goodness, love and support. This is an exercise that should be applied daily. You can’t just deny the adverse things by envisioning them being removed, you have to replace it with something. Remember the allegory of the olive tree? If you remove a branch, good or bad, you have to replace it with something otherwise the tree will die.

You will begin to see that difficulties become less formidable and more conquerable. It’s not a magic wand, but a weapon in our fight against darkness. God does not fight battles for us, he gives us armor in advance (sometimes warnings), and strength to conquer. God isn’t the taker-away in chief, He’s the commander-in-chief directing us to use Him and his tools to develop and prepare us to live in His presence.

Organize your difficulties

Another tactic to help combat the adverse situations, circumstance, thoughts, and emotions are to organize them. By doing so you’ll be able to get a clear picture of your battle field to discern what they are and how they relate to each other.

“The speech of man is like embroidered tapestries, since like them this too has to be extended in order to display its patterns, but when it is rolled up it conceals and distorts them.” Themistocles

Success, whether financial or spiritual, is always structured. We must have well-organized facts to see problems clearly enough to successfully visualize a solution. Once organized you can begin to see the difficulties as they are and not tainted by emotionalism or worldly ways. Now you can apply your faith, “the moving cause of all action,” to see with your minds eye that “all things with God are possible,” and this life was intended to be for us, rather than against us.

Common Sense

May I make another suggestion about applied faith and conquering the adverse in our lives? Paul put it this way:

“and now abideth faith, hope and charity, these three, but the greatest of these is common sense.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

Ok, that’s my way of likening the scriptures with other teachings and realities in life, but it’s true. “One of the chief marks of in-depth faith is common sense.” Spiritual teachings don’t take away facts, reasoning, or the need for common sense. A combination of spirituality (what God will give you) and practicality (what God has given you) are two qualities that have natural affinity.

The Positive Principle, pg. 202

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